SAN DIEGO — Part of the new generation of SCORE desert racers, SoCal’s Ross Savage of Costa Mesa and Jonathan Brenthal of Newport Beach will be glistening as Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD SCORE spotlight shines on them as the featured guests at 7 p.m. (PT) on the increasingly-popular internet show. Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
Savage, 32, is teammate to Andrew Myers, 33, San Marcos, Calif. in driving the No. 1001 KRS Development Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car in SCORE Class 10 while Brenthal, 34, a race vehicle designer and builder, drives the No. 7298 Brenthal Industries Chevy S-10 in SCORE Class 7200.
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this will be the 33rd weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.
Savage and Myers have formed a formidable team in Class 10 and are currently in fourth place in SCORE Class 10 points. They finished sixth in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 out of a field of 21 starters in Class 10 and eighth in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 out of a field of 22 starters in Class 10 in that race. Savage owns KRS Development Services a prominent residential construction group based in Orange County.
With Myers as the team’s driver of record, the Myers/Savage duo is also leading the Class 10 season point standings in the HDRA Series with two class wins and one fourth place finish this year. In the combined SCORE and HDRA points, the Myers/Savage team is leading Class 10 in the new World Championship of Desert Racing bonus point standings.
Brenthal, owner of Brenthal Industries of Newport Beach, Calif., is second is SCORE Class 7200 season points with a pair of second place finishes in the first two SCORE races of the year. He is also third in Class 7 in the HDRA Series giving him a combined second place standing in his class in the new World Championship of Desert Racing list. Brenthal Industries builds race cars, race trucks, prerunners as well as providing engineering services and prototyping in addition to developing popular aftermarket suspension kits.
Also on Tuesday night’s show, Las Vegas SCORE Trophy Truck racer and noted mechanic T.J. Flores, owner of Champion Race Works in Las Vegas, will present another special Tech Tips segment. The subject this week will be a detailed look at seat belts and general safety in race vehicles.
The featured video of the week will be of the latest vignette of Las Vegas SCORE Trophy Truck racer B.J. Baldwin, the reigning SCORE Overall season point champion in the No. 1 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado.
Dirt LiveHD also goes on-site live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weeks and will next be on-site to cover the Mirage HDRA Las Vegas 300 desert race, hosted by the Moapa Band of Paiutes on the Moapa River Indian Reservation north of Las Vegas on Sept. 27-29. The course will run entirely on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, 30 miles north of Las Vegas of off Interstate-15.
For more information, visit the official website of the new SCORE Desert Series at www.score-international.com.